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In California, the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company is incorporated

San Francisco Bay Area, 1860
07/21/1860
The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad company was incorporated and became only the second stretch of railroad track, after the Sacramento Vlley Railroad, built in California.  Fifty miles of track was completed on January 16, 1864.  The railroad was incorporated into the Union Pacific in 1870 and the track remains in use to this day.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The Banker's Magazine and Statistical Register, 32 (1877-1878), 626.
William H. Knight, Bancroft's Handbook for the Pacific States .... (San Francisco, CA: H.H. Bancroft and Company, 1864), 21.

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